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Colleges / Bentley University

Bentley University

Waltham, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate58%
Acceptance Rate58%

About Bentley University

Bentley University is a private, nonprofit university in the suburb of Waltham, Massachusetts. Bentley University was founded in 1917. The college currently enrolls around 5,165 students a year, including 4,169 undergraduates.

Bentley University Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into Bentley University. The acceptance rate at Bentley University is 58%. In 2022, 5,592 out of 9,662 total applicants were accepted.

Bentley University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 58%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 78%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 27%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Bentley University is located in the town of Waltham, Massachusetts, in the suburbs of Boston.

If you want to see Bentley University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take 95 to Waltham, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Logan International Airport.

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College Info

175 Forest Street Waltham, MA 2452

Campus Setting: Suburban

Bentley University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bentley University is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bentley University is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Bentley University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1280 - 1400


Math SAT Range

640 - 730


Reading SAT Range

618 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1400 and Above


1280 to 1400


1280 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Bentley University students is 1332. Applicants with SAT scores of 1400 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bentley University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1280 to 1400 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1280 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Bentley University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Bentley University is like? There are approximately 5,165 students enrolled at Bentley University, including 4,169 undergraduate students and 996 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 47% percent are from MA and 53% percent of students are from other states.


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